As one of the world’s foremost cities, full of historic and cultural attractions and boasting a vast multicultural population and a thriving business center, London provides everything the visitor could want in excess, except for one thing.
Fortunately, the Milestone Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel centrally located just steps from Kensington Palace and the lush, green acres of Kensington Gardens has what you need, an oasis of sophisticated comfort, tranquility and personalized service that lets you enjoy the delights of this energetic metropolis without sacrificing your serenity.
Impressive Attention to Detail
I was so impressed with the attention to detail apparent in every aspect of my stay at the Milestone Hotel. The property itself has been home to a large private mansion since 1689 and the beautiful red brick building and adjoining former carriage house, now the home of the aptly named Stables Bar, retain the feel of a stately home.
Warmth, Elegance and an Intimate Feel
The Milestone’s staff will greet you by name and even provide a warm welcome and special treats for your pet, furthering the impression that you’ve arrived at your own London home each time you walk through the door. Fresh flowers, a candy jar topped off daily, and even a book of quotes by Winston Churchill left on my pillow by the turn-down service were a few of the details that impressed me during my stay.
The hotel retains the intimate feel of a stately home with only 44 guest rooms, 12 luxury suites and six apartments which are available for long-term stays. I stayed in the large and vibrant Princess Suite, a charming space decorated with luxurious fabrics in red and gold, and I learned that each of the hotel’s rooms, suites, apartments and common areas are individually designed to provide a unique experience for each guest.
Free wireless internet, televisions with a large selection of movies available and spacious en suite bathrooms stocked with fine toiletries are some of the modern amenities you will find tucked away in your room. In addition, 24-hour room service and your choice of spa treatments available either privately in your room or in the hotel’s spa ensure your comfort and convenience. A fully equipped exercise room and heated resistance swimming pool round out the hotel’s amenities.
Dining at the Milestone Hotel is every bit as luxurious as the rest of your stay, from the fine English cuisine served in the walnut paneled elegance of Cheneston’s five-star restaurant to afternoon tea which can be enjoyed in the bright Conservatory. For your nightly cocktail, visit the Stables Bar and enjoy the décor which is reminiscent of a gentlemen’s club or drawing room with wall murals depicting horse racing scenes and a full jockey’s uniform on display.